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Fah Thai Magazine Sep-Oct 2018

HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE

HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR SPOTLIGHT Open Farm To Table In a concrete jungle like Singapore, it is refreshing to see a restaurant champion the efforts of sustainable farming and seasonal cooking. That’s the message Open Farm Community (OFC) imparts unto its diners as it strives to deepen the relationship between urban communities with nature by supporting the local urban farming movement. Since its inception in 2015, OFC has celebrated local farmers, creative chefs, and delicious seasonal fare. The open-concept kitchen and restaurant in Minden Road recently welcomed Head Chef Oliver Truesdale- Jutras and Sous Chef Phoebe Oviedo, the new creative culinary force at the OFC. The duo has already embarked on dishing up inventive and hearty dishes all made with locally-sourced ingredients. The OFC also organises a curated farmer’s market, which allows guests to deepen the pleasures of simple, freshly harvested ingredients that is both nourishing and a visual feast. 130E Minden Road Singapore, opens Mon-Thu: 12pm-4pm; 6pm-11pm, Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm; 3.30pm-10pm, openfarmcommunity.com SPOTLIGHT Fine Dining Takes Flight A unique pop-up dining experience, Plane in the City literally lives up to its name as it is housed in a refurbished Boeing 737. The plane, now retro-fitted into a fine-dining restaurant, will be parked at the Kuala Lumpur city centre until mid-2019. Plane in the City is offering diners a chance to savour a fine dining meal prepared by one of the city’s finest hotels in the interior of the aircraft. Promoted as an aircraft dining experience, ‘passengers’ have the option of dining from a three or four-course menu and the opportunity to visit the cockpit of the airplane or walk on its wings. Seating 20 at a time, Plane in the City operates two sessions every Tuesday to Thursday and three sessions from Friday to Sunday, with dining packages beginning from RM199 per person. Skyland, Jalan Bukit Bintang, planeinthecity.com GOURMET FEST Resorts World Sentosa is putting on another epicurean feast this September with the return of The Great Food Festival. Like last year’s event, the gourmet food festival will provide foodies with access to over a 100 signature dishes from Michelin-starred and awardwinning restaurants. More than just an event that celebrates good food, The Great Food Festival will also allow visitors to attend celebrity chef master classes and hands-on workshops during the duration of the event. Visitors will not only gain an insight to cooking prepared by the masters themselves, but also the opportunity to rub shoulders with the culinary stars of Singapore and sample some pretty amazing meals and treats. The Great Food Festival takes place from 27 to 30 September at Resorts World Sentosa, tgff.com.sg CINEMATIC ESCAPE Housed in a beautiful heritage building, Screening Room on Ann Siang road provides the perfect escape from the busy bars below. A multi-faceted entertainment and hospitality venue, the outlet provides the perfect setting of good food, delicious drinks and great music to put its guests at ease. However, one of the main appeals of this unique F&B retreat is that it houses its own boutique film theatre. The Screening Room lives up to its name by providing guests with a calendar of exciting films and screenings held throughout the week. From timeless classics to foreign productions as well as live telecasts of big sporting events, the Screening Room provides a total feast for all senses under one roof. 12 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore, opens daily 5:30pm-2am, screeningroom.com.sg 130